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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. The solar radiation chart becomes available about 2.15am EST next day, while the temperature charts, sunshine and some wind gust data become available about 2.15pm EST the next day.

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1701 EST on 31/05/2013. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest daily rainfall

WA

Central West

008290

NORTH ISLAND

15.0

15.0

31/03/2008

13

1 N Equal to record.

Highest grass minimum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009592

PEMBERTON

27.2

21.0

30/03/1981

39

24.9

03/12/1968

46

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

TAS

N Coast

091237

LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND)

19.1

19.0

21/03/2012

31

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091306

CRESSY RESEARCH STATION

18.4

18.0

03/03/2007

14

1 N

TAS

King Island

098017

KING ISLAND AIRPORT

19.3

19.3

09/03/2013

18

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest maximum temperature

TAS

N Coast

091293

LOW HEAD

25.8

25.8

02/03/2007

16

1 N Equal to record.


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10am EST Minimum temperature anomalies

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4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

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10pm EST Solar Radiation

Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 17:01EST, 31/05/2013.

Major centres
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km (24-hour average km/h) Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON 26.3 -4.7 21.8 +3.9 -- 2.8 -- -- 307 (12.8) 31/15
PERTH AIRPORT 31.2 +1.5 23.1 +7.2 23.5 0.0 9.2 0.3 467 (19.5) 44/06
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 21.9 -2.2 15.9 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 449 (18.7) 31/08
BUNBURY 31.1 +3.3 20.4 +6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) 26/13
MANDURAH 27.4 -0.5 22.8 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 30/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.6 +0.7 26.6 +2.1 25.8 13.0 6.0 4.8 374 (15.6) --
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.2 +5.6 24.3 +6.8 23.0 0.0 10.8 11.8 321 (13.4) 57/14
WHYALLA AERO 30.2 +3.0 21.8 +6.4 -- 0.0 9.2 -- 378 (15.8) 37/01
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 34.5 +8.2 21.6 +6.4 -- 0.42 -- 11.6 104 ( 4.3) 24/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 32.2 +9.1 18.2 +7.7 16.5 1.2 4.6 5.2 293 (12.2) 28/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.1 +2.0 19.8 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 258 (10.8) 31/00
CAIRNS AERO 30.4 -0.1 23.4 +0.3 22.0 4.2 5.4 5.7 411 (17.1) 52/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.0 +0.3 23.0 +0.1 20.5 3.0 5.6 9.6 310 (12.9) 39/03
MACKAY M.O 27.7 -0.9 21.0 -1.3 -- 4.2 -- 10.2 637 (26.5) 52/19
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.4 -3.1 20.3 -0.5 18.7 1.0 3.4 -- 344 (14.3) 43/17
BUNDABERG AERO 29.6 +0.5 19.7 -0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 423 (17.6) 50/12
COOLANGATTA 27.6 +0.3 19.5 -0.1 -- 2.0 -- -- 350 (14.6) 41/15
BRISBANE AERO 27.4 -0.5 19.5 +0.1 19.1 0.6 6.0 7.5 361 (15.0) 35/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.3 -2.7 14.2 -2.0 -- 1.2 -- -- 447 (18.6) 43/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.2 -0.9 17.4 +0.8 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 105 ( 4.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.2 +0.3 18.1 0.0 14.8 0.3 4.1 -- 257 (10.7) 34/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.0 +0.7 16.7 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 26/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.7 +1.5 15.8 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 35/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.2 +1.2 14.6 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 64 ( 2.7) 22/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.4 +1.5 16.7 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 28/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 29.2 +4.0 19.8 +2.3 17.6 0.0 7.4 9.8 451 (18.8) 43/14
RICHMOND RAAF 29.8 +2.9 15.8 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 95 ( 4.0) 31/17
BELLAMBI AWS 25.8 +1.9 20.4 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 434 (18.1) 41/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 34.7 +7.1 18.1 +4.7 16.1 0.0 7.4 10.4 233 ( 9.7) 24/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 35.1 +7.5 19.7 +7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 91 ( 3.8) 24/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 36.9 +8.6 19.1 +5.3 15.0 0.0 6.2 11.0 200 ( 8.3) 52/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 34.3 +8.1 17.8 +6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 21/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 35.2 +9.5 19.5 +8.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 31/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 35.4 +11.5 23.3 +10.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 32.0 +9.8 17.7 +7.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 319 (13.3) 48/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 31.1 +8.6 19.1 +9.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 31/17
HOBART AIRPORT 18.0 -2.7 16.5 +5.7 14.8 0.6 2.0 0.0 300 (12.5) 30/09
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
Hottest
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

41.0 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
40.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA
40.1 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
39.8 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT

+13.0 : 31.7 LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
+12.7 : 36.0 CRANBOURNE BOTANIC GARDENS E Central VIC
+12.4 : 35.9 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
+12.3 : 36.2 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
+12.3 : 36.3 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC

28.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
28.2 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
28.1 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.0 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
28.0 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
28.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL

+10.9 : 24.0 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
+10.7 : 22.5 MOUNT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC
+10.3 : 21.1 WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
+10.3 : 18.4 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
+10.1 : 23.3 MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE E Central VIC
+10.1 : 21.0 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC

Coldest
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

13.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
15.6 WARRA W Coast TAS
15.9 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
16.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
16.6 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS

-8.9 : 23.8 CARNAMAH Central West WA
-7.6 : 25.7 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
-6.3 : 25.4 DALWALLINU Central West WA
-6.0 : 26.1 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-5.6 : 27.1 KALBARRI Central West WA

8.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
8.5 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
9.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.8 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-3.9 : 13.8 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-2.7 : 14.5 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-2.6 : 15.6 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-2.4 : 17.8 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD

Wettest
Sunniest & dullest
Windiest
Highest gusts
Todays highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am. It includes the top 5 totals nationally followed by all reported falls of 50mm or more.
Highest and lowest recordings of hours of sunshine for the 24 hours to midnight.
Highest wind run totals in kilometres for the 24 hours to 9am (average speed in brackets). All reported runs > =25km/h are shown.
Highest wind gusts in km/h for the 24 hours to midnight followed by the hour in which it occurred. All stations with gusts > 89km/h are shown.
68.6 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION N Peninsula QLD
56.6 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
53.7 KEEP RIVER RANGERS N Rivers NT
46.5 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
45.2 DARWIN RIVER DAM N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
56.6 CENTRE ISLAND
53.7 KEEP RIVER RANGERS
45.2 DARWIN RIVER DAM

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
68.6 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
Gulf Country
46.5 SWEERS ISLAND

11.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.8 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.6 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.6 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA

.....

0.3 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.0 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS

1041 (43.4) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1023 (42.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
978 (40.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
909 (37.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
885 (36.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
874 (36.4) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
840 (35.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
782 (32.6) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
755 (31.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
749 (31.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
708 (29.5) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
687 (28.6) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
684 (28.5) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
683 (28.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
682 (28.4) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
675 (28.1) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
648 (27.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
638 (26.6) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
637 (26.5) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
74/22 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
70/18 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
70/06 HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
70/13 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
67/22 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
67/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports. Storm force gusts (>89km/h) and 10-minute mean gales (>62km/h) reported by AWSs. Wind direction and mean windspeed are shown in brackets.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Central West
GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON
14.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 14.8mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
GERALDTON AIRPORT
8.0mm in 23 min to 14:30 20.9mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 16.6mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
5.6mm in 12 min to 14:30 28.0mm/h
8.4mm in 42 min to 15:12 12.0mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
13.8mm in 30 min to 11:00 27.6mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 11:00 14.4mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 11:30 16.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 6.3mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
11.0mm in 30 min to 19:30 22.0mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 16.6mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.7mm/h
CROKER ISLAND AIRPORT
13.4mm in 30 min to 14:00 26.8mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 18.0mm/h
20.2mm in 30 min to 14:30 40.4mm/h
33.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 33.6mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 20.8mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 13.0mm/h
MANINGRIDA AERO
5.8mm in 16 min to 16:46 21.8mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
18.6mm in 1 hr 33 min to 02:30 12.0mm/h
16.2mm in 21 min to 03:16 46.3mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 11.3mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 6.7mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 5.3mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 5.3mm/h
BRADSHAW
10.0mm in 25 min to 22:00 24.0mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.4mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 14.2mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
23.2mm in 30 min to 18:30 46.4mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 28.2mm/h
27.6mm in 30 min to 19:00 55.2mm/h
50.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 50.8mm/h
6.2mm in 7 min to 19:07 53.1mm/h
10.6mm in 19 min to 19:26 33.5mm/h
46.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 46.2mm/h
26.2mm in 30 min to 20:00 52.4mm/h
44.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 44.8mm/h
10.2mm in 25 min to 20:25 24.5mm/h
37.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 37.6mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 17.2mm/h
113.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 37.7mm/h
SCHERGER RAAF
14.0mm in 26 min to 16:56 32.3mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 18.2mm/h
11.8mm in 30 min to 17:30 23.6mm/h
30.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 30.0mm/h
21.0mm in 30 min to 18:00 42.0mm/h
32.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 32.8mm/h
51.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 17.0mm/h
17.0mm in 30 min to 18:30 34.0mm/h
38.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 38.0mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 21.0mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
13.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 13.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
N Coast--Barron
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
3.0mm in 2 min to 22:44 90.0mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
13.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.6mm/h
TASMANIA
Central Plateau
LIAWENEE
10.4mm in 17 min to 12:47 36.7mm/h
12.4mm in 13 min to 13:00 57.2mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 22.8mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 24.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.3mm/h
15.6mm in 30 min to 15:30 31.2mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 18.0mm/h
12.6mm in 30 min to 16:00 25.2mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 28.2mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.8mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
31.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 62.4mm/h
31.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 31.2mm/h
31.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 31.2mm/h
NORTH EAST ISLAND
1.4mm in 1 min to 00:01 84.0mm/h
26.4mm in 29 min to 00:30 54.6mm/h
37.6mm in 1 hr to 00:30 37.6mm/h
33.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 33.0mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 11.3mm/h
19.0mm in 30 min to 18:00 38.0mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 23.2mm/h
19.2mm in 30 min to 18:30 38.4mm/h
38.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 38.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 8.7mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 22.8mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 8.3mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
BRADSHAW : 91(100/ 43 ) at 21:32
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 74(120/ 67 ) at 22:24
Wide Bay/Burnett
RUNDLE ISLAND : 70(130/ 63 ) at 13:18